"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Where's Your Nest?

I awoke this morning to the honking of geese overhead. They flew right over our house to land on the pond. I know it's pretty nice around here but the pesky birds should be up in Canada by now, mating and nesting up there. I have a robin's nest in a shrub beside my deck. Three eggs of the purest blue are nestled inside. 





I hope our human activity doesn't disturb the mother. Why do they nest so low to the ground and close to houses? Do they like us as much as we like them?

A Sunday aside: Did you know you can buy Facebook "likes"? Doesn't that diminish the value? At a time when it's supposed to be the bomb? I can pay people to "like" me who don't even know me. Before you know it there will be a way to buy followers.  Remember, I'm just a poor writer who plants veggies on the side and can't afford to pay much. OK, enough already. Off to plant brussel sprouts and cabbage and chard before the heat sets in.

12 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

We have robins who visit our yard regularly, but their nest isn't on our property. Love the robins.

The geese haven't made it this far yet - haven't heard the honks yet! :)

Frances Garrood said...

Heat? Did you say HEAT?over here, we are freeeeeezing. Can I come and live with you, Yvonne?

Misha Gericke said...

I must admit I don't get the whole buying likes idea. :-)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Jemi,
The geese are behind the times, unlike us!

Frances,
Yes, you can. We would have fun...work in the morning, write and cogitate in afternoon.

Misha,
Isn't it crazy? I was stumped.

Liza said...

We had geese flying over Sunday morning too, also to the pond. It wasn't the worst sound to wake up to!

Ed Pilolla said...

there must be some clever people out there who know how to buy likes or readers or whatever and market themselves to something else, like a publisher of some kind. but you can't buy genuine comments yet:) loved the mary magdalene piece.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Liza,
You're right, of course. I shouldn't complain.

Ed,
Thank you so much. Yes, as of yet there is no way to buy comments. I suppose someone is working on that. It's hard not to be cynical these days. I love what you're doing.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You can buy Facebook likes? How cheesy!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Diane,
Yes, you can. Cheesy indeed.

Jayne said...

Oh I love that robin's egg blue. I wouldn't ask questions, I'd just accept having them as your guest. Lucky you.

Buying Facebook likes? And followers? Just so crazy! How to dilute just about anything.

Enjoy your beautiful weekend, Yvonne!

Pet said...

Blue eggs, such a dreamlike thing!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Jayne,
Thank you.

Pet,
Aren't they the prettiest things ever?? Thanks!